Author Archives: Jon Barton

Birdies for the Brave – TOUR Championship 2017

BIRDIES FOR THE BRAVE ® IS PROUD TO SUPPORT COMPLIMENTARY AND DISCOUNTED MILITARY TICKETING THROUGHOUT THE PGA TOUR SEASON. TOUR Championship 2017 September 20th – September 24th, 2017 East Lake GC • Atlanta, GA Verify Your Military Service Then Claim Your Tickets! … Continue reading

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A Season with Navy Football

Season-long behind-the-scenes coverage into the lives of the football players and coaches of the United States Naval Academy. The third installment of the all-access documentary series premieres Sept. 5 at 10PM ET/PT. New episodes on Tuesdays. A Season with Navy … Continue reading

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2021 Plebe Stats

Class of 2021 Plebe Stats:  327 women (27%), 888 men; 16,299 applied, 1,215 accepted; 15 international students; 55 sons and 16 daughters of alumni (6%); 202 from NAPS, 47 from U.S. Naval Academy Foundation Athletic and Scholarship Program and 83 … Continue reading

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Commodore John Paul Jones – Great Naval Leader of the American Revolution

During the French Revolution, Commodore John Paul Jones, the great naval leader of the American Revolution, died in Paris at the age of 45. Lacking official status and without financial security, Jones died alone in his apartment on July 18, … Continue reading

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Distinguished Graduate Award Nominations

The Distinguished Graduate Award is to be given to a living graduate of the United States Naval Academy whose character, distinguished military and civilian service and stature draw wholesome comparison to the qualities that the U.S. Naval Academy strives for … Continue reading

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Why the Navy Needs a New Destroyer

If it doesn’t get one, it may be forced to “go to war with the destroyers it has — not the destroyers it might want or wish to have at a later time.” The U.S. Navy is not a very … Continue reading

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Naval Academy Cyber Warfare Building – Hopper Hall

Hopper Hall will accommodate students taking the academy’s cyber operations major, first available to the Class of 2016. Construction of the five-story building is expected to begin this winter and to be finished in September 2019. The 206,000-square-foot center, which … Continue reading

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Class of 2021 Induction Day – Thursday, June 29, 2017

All midshipmen begin the four-year Naval Academy program with Plebe Summer, a period designed to turn civilians into midshipmen. Plebe Summer is no gentle easing into the military routine. Soon after entering the gate on Induction Day, young men and … Continue reading

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June’s USNAAAA Chapter Luncheon – Friday, June 16, 2017.

2017 Atlanta Chapter’s LobsterFest was a great success, children and grandkids are on summer vacation, and once again, it is that time of the month (3rd Friday) for the Chapter’s monthly luncheon. U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Atlanta (USNAAAA) Chapter … Continue reading

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Sea Trials – Class of 2020

The United States Naval Academy’s obstacle endurance course known as  “Sea Trials” took place on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. The Naval Academy freshman class endures 14 hours of rigorous physical and mental challenges during the Academy’s annual Sea Trials training … Continue reading

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